Connecting to Care; Caring to Connect!
- The Bible is God’s Word to the world, speaking to us with complete authority and without error. (2 Tim. 3:16, 17)
- There is one God who lives forever in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:19)
- In the deity of Jesus Christ the Son, His Virgin Birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His death for us on the cross, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal physical return to rule the earth in power and love. (Jn. 1:1, 2; 14:18; 1 Thess. 4:16-18)
- In the Holy Spirit and that He lives in us as believers producing fruit in our lives that reflect the character of Christ. He works in and through us with His wonderful gifts. (Gal. 5:22, 23; 1 Cor. 12:7-11)
Jim started LWCC from its origination in 1986. Originally a native of Florida, he moved to Maryland with his wife, Isla, in 1980. While serving as Lead Pastor, Jim continued his academic career earning two bachelor’s, a master’s degree in Ministerial Leadership, and a D.Min.
When he is not working or studying, Jim enjoys grooming his yard. As a family man, he enjoys spending time with his wife, three grown children, and grandchildren in his free time.
Music Arts Pastor
Nathaniel has been a part of LWCC his whole life. He started assisting in multiple ministries as he grew up in the church. After attending Valley Forge Christian College for church music, Nathaniel came back to LWCC and stepped into leading worship with the support of his wife, Jessica Wickham. Nathaniel has been leading worship for 10 years and continues to push for authenticity. He works at the church full-time dealing with multiple ministries. Presently, he was certified as the Music Arts Pastor and is continuing the process to become ordained as an Assemblies of God Pastor.
In his free time he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and three boys. Also, he enjoys cycling, hanging with friends, and any outdoor activity.
Jessica has been attending LWCC since she was a young girl in 2003. She attended Valley Forge Christian College for one year then transfered to Towson University, graduating with her B.A in Elementary Education. She felt that God called her to the youth. Jessica has been the Youth Director for 8 years and recently was certified as the Youth Pastor for LWCC. She married Nathaniel Wickham and has three boys named Eli, Cody, and Matthew.
Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and boys. She also enjoys hanging out with friends and doing fun outdoor activitie
Jocelyn started attending LWCC as a young girl in 2003. She has served in many different ministries in the church and became Children’s Director in 2014. Along with ministry, she works as a registered nurse at the local hospital. Presently, she is certified as the Children’s Pastor with Assemblies of God and is working on completing her credentials as a minister.
In her free time, she loves being with her husband, beautiful daughter, family and friends. As an active young adult, she loves any activity that involves being outside-traveling, hiking, canoeing, and sports.
Janet, a native of Maryland, started attending LWCC with her husband, Dave, in 1986. After working in the business sector in finance, she began working full time at LWCC as Executive Administrator for the church. She loves to spend time with her husband, their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Isla has been a part of LWCC for 30 years from its beginnings serving alongside her husband, Jim, the Lead Pastor. She became Ministry and Office Administrator after retiring from teaching elementary school. As time permits, Isla enjoys a new season of life as a grandparent spending time with her family here and out of state.